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Beaded Buzzard is Home and Free Tools

I cannot find the words to adequately say how much I appreciate the almost two-year effort of my dear friend De’Andrea in Texas for this BEADED piece! It is stunning beyond description – different light hits it and a whole new image of this fantastic piece of art comes alive. We met in a weaving tool sale – and our friendship developed. I have hundreds of buzzards, vultures, and condors in such a variety of mediums – artistic renditions abound in our office, home of all these so critically important creatures. I’ve admired them since I was a child – realizing the importance of their function in our world.  Thanks to my Cat for this photo!

I’ve considered a “Sky Burial” for my body when it’s my turn. Thank you, De’Andrea – for such a profoundly beautiful Most Very Favorite of all time!

On another note I discovered just a few of the Wooden Commemoratives that I did for HGA in Convergence 2012 in San Diego. The cone holder – so functional for holding cones or skeins of yarn to measure warp, wind bobbins, crochet or knit off of – is so good. The yarn comes off straight as it’s mounted on a 3″ Lazy Susan bearing. I’ve sold hundreds of these wonderful tools. The other tool is a two prong fringe twister – so very handy when you want twisted fringe on that very special shawl, stole, scarf, or whatever. I’ve sold thousands of these Very nice tools. I’ll send one of your choice of the two to the first ones to respond with their request and address till they are gone. No cost, just my best wishes to enjoy and use these very nice tools. It’s surprising to see what all I’ve been finding with the intense reorganization of all the buildings that supported my ittie bitti ‘bidness. It’s so nice to NOT have a job…

Monday my very large new wood lathe will be delivered. Many fine and some very large turned pieces will come alive soon. Tomorrow we take my metal lathe and cabinet to the artists building my ’41 Ford pickup. It’s part payment for his work – I never ever used it or even turned it on. Stephen is anxious to add this to is shop. We’ll return with all of the pieces that came off the original truck – happy to have the truck and trailer to do that safely. Someone will froth to get it all – all pure original for someone wanting to restore that era Ford. The engine was perfect. Just that I wanted a performance truck….
All good things to everyone!



8 thoughts on “Beaded Buzzard is Home and Free Tools

  1. Hi Jim: if you have more than one of the cone holders, I’d love to have one! Dee Jochen
    57171 Stoldt Rd. 3 Rivers,, MI 49093. If not, just my thanks for keeping us posted as you move into the next part of your life.

  2. Hi Jim! I would love a fringe twister! It has been so fun following your blog and hearing your stories. I have two of your little looms. Thanks! po box 938, Occoquan VA 22125

  3. Jim, I am very pleased you love the beaded buzzard I created for you. It was a pleasure to make for you and an even greater pleasure to finish. After I packed it ready to fly home to you I was a bit sad to see it leave. It lived with me as it developed for a long time. I still miss it when I am in my bead/craft room, but I know it is loved dearly and will be cherished by you forever.

    I am also very proud to call you my friend, one of my best friends at that! Super glad I decided to order from you back in the summer of 2016. Thank you Jim for the beautiful things you do for all of us out here in the world of weaving and beading. And thank you very much for all the impressive compliments you have lavished on me and your beaded vulture tapestry. Hope you found a place to hang it and it is working out ok, 🙂

  4. Dear Jim,
    If you have either of the items left I would love to partake of your generous offer. Address is 6522 East MN Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI. 49048. Sounds like all is well in your life & retirement suits you. Enjoy & many blessings💜

  5. Dear Jim,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise I received today! I love it! How did you know I really needed the fringe twister? You see, I had a stroke three years ago and I have limited use of my right hand and this will be so helpful. I have one of your little loom sets and using it is wonderful therapy! Now I have no excuse to finish some items! I hope this finds you enjoying your retirement and that you are feeling well. I found out the hard way getting old isn’t for sissies! Take care and thanks again.😊 ❤️my fringe twister!

    • Kay, You’re most welcome! All the cone holders were spoken for but not the twisters – so sent twisters till they ran out. I’m very happy that the twister will do you well. I’m greatly enjoying retirement but find so many ‘jobs’ around our place and my shop that had been delayed so long. Very soon are lots of bowls – he new large lathe is ready!

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